biddable

[ bid-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈbɪd ə bəl /

adjective

Cards. adequate to bid upon: a biddable suit.
willing to do what is asked; obedient; tractable; docile: a biddable child.
that may be acquired by bidding: biddable merchandise.

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Origin of biddable

First recorded in 1820–30; bid1 + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM biddable

bid·da·bil·i·ty, bid·da·ble·ness, nounbid·da·bly, adverbun·bid·da·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for biddable

biddable
/ (ˈbɪdəbəl) /

adjective

having sufficient value to be bid on, as a hand or suit at bridge
docile; obedient

Derived forms of biddable

biddableness, nounbiddably, adverb
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